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"The Hired Girl Gets Married" opens this weekend and will show at Noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and S...

'The Hired Girl Gets Married' is back!

July 30 - August 14 The Hired Girl Gets Married, written by Lynn Nankivil and directed by Paul Sannerud, will take visitors back to 1856 as Willard and Matilda Bunnell ready the house, and the Bride, for the celebration. It is a time for new beginnings, not only for a young bride, but all, as pioneers in a new land, forging a new life and a new identity.

Weekends at 12pm, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for WCHS members and $15 for the public.
Available at the History Center (160 Johnson St, Winona, MN).

Advanced tickets are encouraged to guarantee a spot. Audience size is very limited. Yes, you can do Will Call, call the History Center at 507.454.2723 to charge by phone.

Location: The Bunnell House is located three miles down river from Winona, just off Highway 61, at Homer, Minnesota. Watch for the brown signs! Parking in lot and on street.
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The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell

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Photos from The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell.  Written by Lynn Nankivil and directed by Judy Myers.

Photos taken by Daniel Munson.

Woman in photos – Lisa K. Adams.

Man in photos wearing red hat and tan hat –  Andrew J. Hanzelka.

Man in photos wearing black coat – Walker Robeson.

Walker plays Lafayette Bunnell.

Andrew plays various roles in Lafayette’s life. The Agent (narrator) in Scene 1 and and then appears as the following characters: Willard Bunnell, The Recruiter, The Mexican Man, The Gold Rush Man, and Big Jim Savage.

Lisa also plays various roles in Lafayette’s life – Mrs. Nash, Matilda Bunnell, Witch-e-ain (an elderly Indian woman), The Mexican Woman, The Saloon Girl, and Lafayette’s wife (Sarah Smith Bunnell).

Bunnell House Performances – Summer 2016

Theatre du Mississippi in partnership with the Winona County Historical Society is excited to announce the return of performances at the historic Bunnell House this upcoming summer! June 18 – July 24 The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell, written by Lynn Nankivil and directed by Judy Myers. Audiences will take a trip down memory lane with Willard’s famous brother, Lafayette. Just…Continue Reading

Bunnell House performances return this summer!

Bunnell House performances return this summer! Saturdays and Sundays starting June 18 through August 14, plus July 4, with three identical hourlong shows per day at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. “The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell” runs June 18-July 24. “The Hired Girl Gets Married” runs July 30-Aug.14.Tickets are $12 for WCHS members and…Continue Reading

Original Shorts!

TdM presents it’s annual Original Shorts. Winners of the 2016 New Play Competition for Staged Readings. April 15 and 16, 7:30pm. April 17, 2:00pm.  Masonic Theater – 255 Main Street, Winona. $5 at the door, cash only Brett Hursey’s “Riding Lessons” Christine Kallman’s “Duck” Dan McGeehan’s “Paladora” Kat Meads’ “Daughters of”Continue Reading

Bunnell House Auditions!

The Winona County Historical Society in partnership with Theatre du Mississippi is once again casting roles for their summer productions at Winona’s historical Bunnell House. Veteran playwright, Lynn Nankivil, is writing a second one act play around the life of Lafayette Bunnell that will open June 18. Judy Myers will direct the production which includes…Continue Reading


Theatre du Mississippi is now casting PAID actors for our upcoming staged readings for the winners of our shorts contest! Auditions will be held March 16th in the Winona, MN Masonic Temple from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. No acting experience or prepared audition material is required. Rehearsals will be scheduled starting April 6, and the performances…Continue Reading

Winners of TdM’s 5th Annual Short Script Contest!

Theatre du Mississippi is excited to announce, after much deliberation, the winners of our 5th annual Short Script Contest! This year’s winners are Brett Hursey’s “Riding Lessons”, Christine Kallman’s “Duck”, Dan McGeehan’s “Paladora”, and Kat Meads’ “Daughters of”. Staged readings of these four scripts will be performed during Original Shorts on April 15-17 at the historic Masonic…Continue Reading

Production Season

Historic Masonic Theater 255 Main Street, Winona, MN

Raising Spirits
Live Readings of Winona Ghost Stories
TdM Fundraiser!
Oct. 30, 2015 | 7:00pm

4th Annual Christmas Radio Show
Dec. 4-6, 2015

Original Shorts
One Act Play Contest Winners
April 15-17, 2015 

New Play MonDays
(Jefferson Pub and Grill, Winona)
Mondays at 7:00pm
September 28, 2015
November 30, 2015
January 25, 2016
March 28, 2016

Historic Masonic Theatre Winona MN

Founded in 1997, Theatre du Mississippi is committed to the development and production of high-quality programs in the performing arts, particularly those that address important contemporary or historical issues. Our aim is to integrate artistic excellence and originality with a sense of community in the Winona area and beyond.

Theatre du Mississippi | P.O. Box 184 | Winona, MN 55987 | theatredumississippi987@gmail.com

As a non-profit organization, we are grateful to the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers for helping us provide community outreach, education, entertainment and, in particular, dedication to original works. We are located in the Historic Masonic Theatre in the heart of Winona, Minnesota, in the bluff country of the upper Mississippi River Valley. We appreciate the following foundations and institutions for supporting our organization through their generous grants:
  • The Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation
  • SEMAC - McKnight Emerging Artist Grant, in cooperation with the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature
'Friends of the Masonic' is a citizens group focused on the preservation and restoration of the Historic Masonic Theatre, its building, and its collection of historic painted scenery. Please join us and share your ideas about how we might assist the City in preserving this historic building and the drops collection. Join us at: www.facebook.com/groups/279822072207056/.